Stuart Jeffries

The 17th-century Huron chief Kondiaronk can still teach us valuable lessons

His jeremiads against the European obsession with money and property are gleefully quoted by David Graeber and David Wengrow in their anarchist cri de coeur

The Huron chief Kondiaronk. [Alamy]

Ten years ago, David Graeber was a leading figure of the Occupy Wall Street movement. He and his fellow protesters camped out in Zucotti Park, storing $800,000 of donations in trash bags because they didn’t believe in banks.

The American anthropologist and anarchist activist called this an experiment in ‘post-bureaucratic living’.

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